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PA184 Philippians 4:15 mp3

In this message, Paul reminds the Philippians of their past generosity in their support of him. It is not that he desires more gifts from them, he assures them, but that he desires fruit that will abound to their own account before God. He ascribes glory to God, offers all the saints salutations, and assures them that the saints with him salute them, mentioning in particular Caesar’s household. Finally, he leaves them with grace.

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PA183 Philippians 4:1-14 mp3

Philippians Series 9

In this message, the Lord encourages the Philippians to stand fast in the Lord. He entreats Euodia and Syntyche to be of the same disposition in the Lord. Were they having and argument? He calls upon Suzuges to assist these women, along with Clement and the rest of Paul’s fellow workers. What does it mean that their names are in the book of life? He calls upon them to rejoice, and let their lenience be known to all. The Lord is near: does this mean the second coming? Prayer today: making requests to God. Paul urges us what to think on. He congratulates them on their disposition towards him. Paul has learned how to handle whatever state he is in.

PA182 Philippians 3:15-21 mp3

Philippians Series 8

In this message, Paul calls upon those who are mature to be disposed as he was, and for those who have run ahead to observe the same basic rule. He urges them to imitate him, and to take note of those who walk this way. He speaks sadly of those who walk as enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, and who are disposed to earthly things. Then, he speaks of the acquired and developed character which is ours, out of which we wait it out for a Savior, Who will transform the body of our humiliation to conform it to the body of His glory. What these great statements mean.

PA181 Philippians 3:10-14 mp3

Philippians Series 7

In this message, Paul wishes to know Christ and the power of His resurrection. This may reference the fact we discussed in verse 1, that Paul could have chosen to depart like Elijah or Enoch at any time to be with Christ, yet he chose rather to remain. He perhaps would rather know the power of His resurrection with other believers, rather than going to heaven and avoiding death himself. Yet he also wants to attain unto the out-resurrection, the one out from among the dead. What does this mean? Paul surely knew he was already destined for resurrection? Paul lets go of all that is behind and presses toward what is ahead, the goal of the superior calling of God in Christ Jesus. What was this? Is this something we should be pressing toward as well?

PA180 Philippians 3:1-9 mp3

Philippians Series 6

In this message, Paul urges the Philippians to rejoice. He warns them against the circumcision, claiming the true circumcision are those who put no confidence in the flesh. This statement clearly shows the dispensational change, for this was not Paul’s attitude before! Paul points out the things he had confidence in before. Some claim the change was at his salvation, but the reality is that Paul put confidence in all these things after his salvation in the Acts period, as we clearly demonstrate. Paul now counts all these things loss because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus his Lord.

PA179 Philippians 2:12-30 mp3

Philippians Series 5

In this message, Paul continues his letter to the Philippians. Having given them the example of Jesus Christ, Paul now urges them to be carrying into effect their own salvation. They are to keep doing everything without murmurings and reasonings. Paul is expecting to send Timothy to them shortly. The good example of Timothy, his earnest work in regard to the gospel, and his honest care for their state. Paul is sending to them Epaphroditus. His illness and near death on behalf of the work of Christ, and his distress for them because they had heard of it.

PA178 Philippians 2:1-11 mp3

Philippians Series 4

In this message, Paul calls upon the Philippians to have the same disposition he has in light of what they have in Christ. He calls upon them to esteem others better than themselves, and to look out for the interests of others. He calls upon them to have the same disposition that Christ had when He was willing to leave His position of equality with God, empty Himself, take on the form of a servant, and become obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God has highly exalted Him and given Him a name above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue confess Him as Lord. Is this talking about universal salvation?

PA177 Philippians 1:22-30 mp3

Philippians Series 3

In this message, Paul is trying to decide if he will live on in the flesh or depart and be with Christ. What did he mean, and how is it that he had a choice? He decides to remain and continue so that he might see the Philippians again. He wants their conduct to be worthy of the gospel whether he comes to them again or not, so that he might hear of it. They are suffering for the sake of Christ, and have the same conflict they have heard that Paul has and now see that he has. What conflict is this? What was it they were suffering?

PA176 Philippians 1:7-21 mp3

Philippians Series 2

In this portion of Philippians, Paul reveals that he has the Philippians in his heart. He wants love to abound, and he wishes them to approve the things that carry through. What is this referring to? He wants them to know that the things that have happened to him have been for the furtherance of the gospel. Some were proclaiming Christ from good motivations, and some from bad, but Paul was rejoicing either way. Christ would be magnified in Paul whether by life or by death. Finally, considering the famous phrase, “To live is Christ, and to die is gain.” What is this talking about? Is it really gain to die?

PA175 Philippians 1:1-6 mp3

Philippians Series 1

In this message, we begin a study of Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Written soon after his arrival in Rome, Paul’s letter to the Philippians speaks of the recent dispensational change that had taken place. Paul is thankful for the Philippians, making request with joy to God for them. What does it mean that He Who began a good work in them will be faithful to complete it until the day of Jesus Christ? How do you complete something until a certain time? What is Paul talking about here?